Wordly Wise Chapter 2

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apprise

to give notice to

boss

a person who employs or superintends workers

checkered

marked by numerous and various shifts or changes

deviltry

reckless or unrestrained mischievous behavior

egregious

extraordinary in some bad way

emetic

medicinal substance that induces vomiting

entente

an alliance of parties to such an understanding

execrable

utterly detestable

fauna

the animals of a given region or period considered as a whole

immanent

remaining within

insensate

without human feeling or sensitivity

lachrymose

tending to cause tears

neophyte

a beginner or novice

paradigm

a pattern or model

penumbra

the partial or imperfect shadow outside the complete shadow of an opaque body

quondam

former

tenet

any opinion, principle, doctrine, dogma

acumen

keen insight

atone

to make amends or reparation

bucolic

of or pertaining to shepherds

codicil

a supplement

dissension

strong disagreement

egress

the act or an instance of going

emolument

profit, salary, or fees from office or employment

equity

the quality of being fair or impartial

exegesis

critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text

fetish

any object or part of the body that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation

incursion

a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory

itinerant

traveling from place to place

libation

a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity

nuptial

of or pertaining to marriage or the marriage ceremony

patrimony

an estate inherited from one's father or ancestors

precedent

an example or instance used to justify later similar occurrences

sobriquet

a nickname

yaw

to deviate temporarily from a straight course

apocryphal

of doubtful authorship or authenticity

bludgeon

to violently strike or knock down

cacophony

a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds

deposition

removal from an office

divine

of or pertaining to a god

élan

a combination of style and vigour

enjoin

to direct or order to do something

eulogy

a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing

extrude

to thrust out

gigolo

a man living off the earnings or gifts of a woman

inhibit

to restrain, hinder, arrest, or check

jocose

given to or characterized by joking

machete

a large heavy knife used to clear underbrush and as a weapon

palpable

readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived

peccadillo

a very minor or slight sin or offense

progeny

a descendant or offspring

stentorian

very loud or powerful in sound

zephyr

a gentle, mild breeze

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